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Joao Victor Horto Signs with Team Apex

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted January 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm Signing, Star Mazda

Team Apex Racing announced yesterday that they have reached an agreement with Joao Victor Horto to run the 2010 Star Mazda Championship.

Horto was a pretty obvious candidate for a Star Mazda role with Apex in 2010.  He tested with the team back in October.  In 2009, Joao competed in the Formula BMW-Americas series (with Team Apex) and finished 7th in the overall standings.  The 19-year-old Brazilian had his best finish of the year at Road America, where he finished 2nd.  I expect we will see a very evident learning curve in 2010.  Much like last season, it’s likely that we will see continuous improvement throughout the year.

You can read the official release from Team Apex here.

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